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Eyeing tourism and electoral prospects, PM directs Ministers to make overnight stay in NE

Eyeing tourism and electoral prospects, PM directs Ministers to make overnight stay in NE

New Delhi, May 19 (UNI) In an ingenious move to boost tourism in the Northeastern region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered that Union Ministers who visit the far-flung but picturesque States to make night halt there. An order to this effect may be issued soon, official sources said here. The new move comes about two years after the Prime Minister's Office planned "fortnightly visits" of Union Ministers to the region -- which often has over the years alleged the Central Government of neglecting them. According to sources in the Ministries of Personnel and Tourism, all the Union Ministers have been asked to visit the Northeastern States and also to make overnight stay there. This move would help eradicate a perception that the insurgency-hit Northeastern States are actually a security-concerned issue especially for the VVIPs, a source said. "When Union Ministers will stay in the region overnight, this will showcase the region as a safe as well as idyllic destination," the source said. However, the official sources sought to skip a direct reply on whether the Prime Minister's new directive was linked to the ensuing Assembly elections in three northeastern states -- Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland. Elections in these states are due by March 2018. Meanwhile, sources said BJP's MODI (Making of Developed India) Festival -- marking completion of three years in office of BJP-led dispensation -- is likely to be started from May 26 from one of the Northeastern States. The BJP has captured power in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh while it is in alliance with the ruling NPF in Nagaland. On May 6-7, BJP president Amit Shah visited the known CPI(M) citadel -- Tripura -- wherein the saffron party is keen to give a serious contest to the Marxists, who have been in power in the State since mid-Nineties. UNI DEVN RSA SNU 1854

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President praises major financial changes, including introduction of GST

President praises major financial changes, including introduction of GST

Kolkata, Jun 29 (UNI) President Pranab Mukherjee today said major changes have happened in India during 2017 like, budget session has been advanced to the first day of February and the first combined budget of independent India that included Railways was presented in Parliament.

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29 Jun 2017 | 7:14 PM

CBI announces Rs 10 lakh for providing info of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed

New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation has announced a reward of Rs10 lakh for providing information of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed.

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29 Jun 2017 | 8:55 PM
Terror to figure prominently at G20 Summit, It's in line with

Terror to figure prominently at G20 Summit, It's in line with "Modi's approach": MEA

New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) Terrorism will figure prominently at the G20 Summit at Hamburg in Germany next month, a senior official in the Ministry of External Affairs said here and maintained that the talks proposed at Leaders' Retreat on the theme of terror is also in "alliance" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's own approach on the issue.

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29 Jun 2017 | 8:52 PM
Cong to boycott GST launch, says Modi has trivialised 'Freedom at midnight moment'

Cong to boycott GST launch, says Modi has trivialised 'Freedom at midnight moment'

New Delhi, June 29 (UNI) Announcing its decision to boycott tomorrow’s midnight GST launch at Parliament, the Congress today dubbed it just as a ‘’tamasha’ (‘spectacle) and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was insulting the ‘’freedom at midnight moment’’ by giving a similar importance to a taxation event.

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29 Jun 2017 | 9:11 PM
Modi expresses anguish, anger over killing of people in the name of cow protection

Modi expresses anguish, anger over killing of people in the name of cow protection

Ahmedabad, Jun 29 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed anger and anguish over the present atmosphere of violence in the nation and asserted that no one can be allowed to kill people in the name of cows.

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29 Jun 2017 | 4:43 PM
Congress decision to boycott GST launch unfortunate: Govt

Congress decision to boycott GST launch unfortunate: Govt

New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) The Government today described as 'unfortunate' the Congress move to boycott tomorrow’s midnight function in Parliament’s Central Hall for launch of the GST, and dismissed all the reasons given by the Opposition party for its decision.

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29 Jun 2017 | 8:05 PM
Assy passes resolutions for reservation of seats for Delhi students

Assy passes resolutions for reservation of seats for Delhi students

New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) After a short duration discussion regarding reservation of seats for Delhi's students in colleges, the Delhi Assembly today passed resolutions in these regard including 85 per-cent reservation of seats in colleges that are funded by the State Government.

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29 Jun 2017 | 8:40 PM

Italy gets Brussels backing for EU peers to accept migrants off boats

29 Jun 2017 | 9:24 PM

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, Jun 29 (Reuters) The European Union executive today threw its weight behind Italy's plea for fellow EU states to allow humanitarian rescue boats carrying African migrants across the Mediterranean to dock in their ports to alleviate growing pressure on Rome.

UP prepares for Kanwariya Yatra during Sawan

UP prepares for Kanwariya Yatra during Sawan

29 Jun 2017 | 9:21 PM

Lucknow, Jun 29 (UNI) After peaceful passing of Holy month of Ramadan and celebration of Eid, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now geared up the forces to ensure incident free Kanwar Yatra during the coming month of Shrawan, starting from Sunday.

JPCC celebrates 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

21 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Ranchi, May 21 (UNI) The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary which was celebrated by the party as ‘Shahdat Diwas’.

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